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Tantalise your tastebuds and please your palate
There's no better place to give your palate a good old fashioned workout than at the Good Food & Wine Show, which will return to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in August 2019.
This year's show will run from Friday, 23rd August to Sunday, 25th August and will include live cooking from some of Australia's best-known chefs, dumpling-making classes, FREE wine masterclasses and an alley dedicated to CHEESE.
Here are just some of the highlights of the 2019 Good Food & Wine Show in Perth.
Princess Cruises Theatre Presented By ILVE Stage Check out Matt Moran, Colin Fassnidge, Anthony Puharich and Miguel Maestre live on stage! These famous culinary faces will cook up a storm in front of your eyes on the Princess Cruises Theatre Presented By ILVE stage! The chefs will appear from Friday to Sunday, with the exception of Matt Moran, who will appear on Friday, 23rd August and Saturday, 24th August.
There is no allocated seating, so if you would like to see your favourite chef in action, be sure to get there early. VIP Ticket holds or Citi Card holders will have a limited number of seats reserved for them.
Riedel Drinks Lab The Riedel Drinks Lab is an opportunity to become a bit of a wine connoisseur for the day as you sample a variety of wines from various regions across Australia and learn more about them. These free classes will be run up to seven times per day, but get in early to grab a seat.
The Cape Mentelle Explorer Cellar Door Explore Australia's most remote wine region without leaving Perth. The Cape Mentelle Explorer Cellar Door is a tour of Margaret River for your tastebuds - sample classic varieties alongside experimental flavours that you won't find in any Perth bottleshop. It's a must for anyone who loves to try new wines.
The Kleenheat Kitchen The Kleenheat Kitchen will be dishing up mouth-watering cooking demonstrations to inspire and delight across each day of the show. This year, Kleenheat Kitchen will showcase WA's very best local produce and some of WA's best local chefs.
Come and see Aaron Carr, head chef at Yarri Restaurant and Bar, Melissa Palinkas, owner and chef of Young George and Caroline Taylor, executive chef at Taylor's Art & Coffee House, who will be whipping up a minimal fuss, tasty dishes.
Tucker's Natural Cheese Alley Whether you're a Buffalo mozzarella kinda person, love your cheddar, camembert or goat's cheese, or can't refuse a creamy brie, this is the Alleyway for you. Discover old twists on new favourites with a stroll along Tucker's Natural Cheese Alley, where you will find an array of gorgeous cheeses are sure to crumble, melt and ooze their way into your life.
The Dumpling Kitchen Flavoured by Matso's This is your opportunity to impress your friends by making dumplings like a pro. You will learn exactly how easy these little guys are to make by making the dough, the filling, then folding, cooking and serving. You'll also get to sample your delicious creations after, of course!
This is the ultimate experience for the biggest Good Food & Wine Show fans. A VIP ticket includes a whole heap of inclusions, such as access to the VIP Lounge, where you will sip on delightful Margaret River wines, plus enjoy a light meal designed by Matt Moran and can even take part in chef meet and greets! It also gives you access to all the fantastic free features of the show! Tickets prices are listed here.
Below are the dates and times the Good Food & Wine Show will take place in Perth:
Friday 23 August Day Session: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Friday 23 August After Dark Session: 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 24 August: 10am to 6pm
Sunday 25 August: 10am to 5pm
Tickets start from $20 for adults, and you can see the full price list here.
This is the ultimate event for all Perth food and wine fans. Grab some friends, make a day of it and leave with plenty of inspiration for creating your next meal.